How-to: Implementing the SCOM Azure Management Pack

Hello, My good friend Walter Myers has published some great blog posts regarding how to properly implement the Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) 2007 to monitor Windows Azure Applications: Setting Up Performance Counters in your Web and Worker Role http://blogs.msdn.com/b/walterm/archive/2011/02/01/setting-up-performance-counters-in-your-web-and-worker-roles.aspx Adding Azure Application Monitoring to SCOM 2007 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/walterm/archive/2011/02/14/adding-azure-application-monitoring-to-scom-2007-r2.aspx Configuring Azure Diagnostics Performance Counters Monitoring…

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Azure Security Papers

This is a list of Azure Security Paper published by the Microsoft Global Foundation Services (GFS), the team that manages and supports the Azure Data Centers.   Information Security Management System for Microsoft Cloud Infrastructure (November 2010) This paper describes the Information Security Management System program for Microsoft’s Cloud Infrastructure, as well as some of…

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Microsoft Patterns and Practices: Cloud Development

I was quite thrilled to contribute on both Cloud Development releases by the Microsoft Pattern and Practices team. These two books contain great insights in how to develop and migrate applications to Windows Azure. Summary How do you build applications to be scalable and have high availability? Along with developing the applications, you must also…

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Code Contracts – Best Practices to Azure

                  Code Contracts provide a language-agnostic way to express coding assumptions in .NET programs. The contracts take the form of pre-conditions, post-conditions, and object invariants. Contracts act as checked documentation of your external and internal APIs. The contracts are used to improve testing via runtime checking, enable…

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